Monday, September 11, 2017

Ristorante La Cantina: Castiglione del Lago

Located on a chalky promontory overlooking Lake Trasimeno with its impressive castle the Rocca del Leone, Castiglione del Lago has kept its unique charm throughout the centuries, thanks to the beauty of the old town centre which is still ringed with medieval walls, and outstanding views of Lake Trasimeno and the Valdichiana towards Cortona. Nestled away in a lovely 16th-century building with a picturesque lakeview garden in the historic centre of Castiglione del Lago, La Cantina serves traditional recipes based on the flavours and traditions of Italy's great central lake, Lago Trasimeno. Surrounded by flowers and the scent of fresh jasmine, specialties include homemade Pici with Lake Fish Sauce, Roasted Carp, Sliced Chianina T-bone with extra virgin olive oil flavoured with fresh rosemary, Fagiolina del Trasimeno, a local bean from the area, as well as gluten-free options and a wood fired pizza oven featuring over 30 different kinds of pizza and calzone. 

The leafy terrace with panoramic views over Lago Trasimeno

The Pizzaiola of La Cantina

Wood fired pizzas are one of the specialties of La Cantina

Woodfire baked flatbread

Glass of local Rosé

Sformatino di ricotta e fiori di zucca con pesto al basilico

Tagliolini con porri, tinca affumicata e Zafferano di Città della Pieve

Filetti di tinca in guazzetto con erbe aromatiche e uva sultanina

Spinaci al vapore saltati in padella

La Cantina Pici Cacio, Pepe e Cannella con Zucchine e Fiori di Zucca

Panna cotta al rosmarino con confettura di pomodorini ciliegia all’arancia


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